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Grammar Subject Guide

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World Wide Web Resources


“This site is for "questions on English grammar, spelling, and usage; to search a dictionary of words, names or quotations; for help with writing; for crosswords and puzzles; and to learn about language."

Elements of Style

“Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.”

English Grammar FAQ

“Questions and answers about English usage and grammar from a linguistics professor.”

Grammar and Style Notes

"These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage I put together for my classes. The entries here are of two types: specific articles on usage, and more general articles on style. The specific articles can be further divided into two classes: (1) grammatical rules and explanations, matters rather of precedent than of taste; and (2) more subjective suggestions for making your writing clearer, more forceful, and more graceful. The specific articles are intended for quick reference, such as when you have to find out whether which or that is appropriate. The general articles lend themselves to browsing and absorbing over time." Entries are browsable alphabetically. Includes a short bibliography.”

Guide to Grammar and Writing

“There's a lot more than grammar help at this site. Learn how to write effective paragraphs and essays in addition to finding out about all things grammatical. You can even submit a question about English grammar or usage. Lots of resources available, too, including an online dictionary and famous quotations about writing.”

Print Resources


Hodges, John Cunyus  Harbrace college handbook New York, NY : Harcourt, Brace, c1998. Call # R 808.042 HO

Non Fiction

Azar, Betty Schrampfer Understanding and using English grammar : workbook Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice Hall Regents, c2000. Call # 428.24 AZ

Bell, Janis Clean, well - lighted sentences : a guide to avoiding the most common errors in grammar and punctuation New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008. Call # 428.2 BE

Bradshaw, William B. The big ten of grammar : identifying and fixing the ten most frequent grammatical errors New York, NY : Beaufort Books, c2012. Call # 428.24 BR

Buffa, Liz The Princeton Review grammar smart junior : good grammar made easy New York, NY : Random House, c2002. Call # 372.61 BUF

Clark, Roy Peter The glamour of grammar : a guide to the magic and mystery of practical English New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, c2010. Call # 428.2 CL

Dutwin, Phyliss English grammar demystified New York, NY : McGraw - Hill, c2010. Call # 428.2 DU

Elster, Charles Harrington The accidents of style : good advice on how not to write badly New York, NY : St. Martin's Griffin, c2010. Call # 428 EL

English matters! (series) Danbury, CT : Grolier Educational, c2000. Call # 428.24 EN

Fish, Stanley How to write a sentence : and how to read one New York, NY : Harper, c2011. Call # 808.042 FI

Fogarty, Mignon The grammar devotional : daily tips for successful writing from grammar girl New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, c2009. Call # 428.2 FO

Fogarty, Mignon Grammar Girl's 101 misused words you'll never confuse again New York, NY : St. Martin's Griffin, c2011. Call # 428.1 FO

Fowler, H. Ramsey The Little, Brown handbook  New York, NY : Little, Brown, c1998. Call # 808.042 FO

Grammar success in 20 minutes a day New York, NY : Learning Express, c2010. Call # 428.2 GR

The great grammar challenge : test yourself on punctuation, usage, grammar, and more Alexandria, VA : EEI Press, c1997. Call # 428 GRE

Greene, Robert Lane You are what you speak : grammar grouches, language laws, and the politics of identity New York, NY : Delacorte Press, c2011. Call # 417.7 GR

Hacker, Diana The Bedford handbook Boston, MA : Bedford / St. Martin's, c2006. Call # 808.042 HA

Handbook of English grammar, style, and writing Piscataway, NJ : REA, c1992. Call # 428.2 REA

Kaplan, Jeffrey P. English grammar : principles and facts Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice Hall, c1995. Call # 428.2 KA

Kimes, Joanne Grammar sucks : what to do to make your writing much more better Avon, MA : Adams Media, c2007. Call # 808 KI

Liljeblad, Fredrik Berlitz English grammar handbook London : Berlitz, c2009. Call # 428.24 LI

Mulvey, Dan Grammar the easy way Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c2009. Call # 428.2 MU

Nichols, Sharon Eliza I judge you when you use poor grammar : a collection of egregious errors, disconcerting bloopers, and other linguistic slip - ups New York, NY : St. Martin's Griffin, c2009. Call # 428.2 NI

O'Connor, Patricia T. Woe is I : the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English New York, NY : Riverhead Books, c2009. Call # 428.2 OC

Olson, Judith F. Writing skills success in 20 minutes a day New York, NY : LearningExpress, c1998. Call # 808 OL

Osborn, Patricia How grammar works : a self - teaching guide New York, NY : John Wiley & Sons, c1999. Call # 428.2 OSB

Random House Webster's English language desk reference New York, NY : Random House, c1999. Call # 428.21 RA

REA's handbook of English grammar, style, and writing / staff of Research and Education Association. Piscataway, NJ : REA, c1992 (c1994 rev. printing). Call # 428.2 REA

Rozakis, Laurie The complete idiot's guide to grammar and style New York, NY : Alpha Books, c1997. Call # 808.042 RO

Rozakis, Laurie English grammar for the utterly confused Maidenhead : McGraw - Hill, c2003. Call # 428.24 RO

Sabin, William A. The Gregg reference manual : a manual of style, grammar, usage, and formatting New York, NY : McGraw - Hill, c2011. Call # 808.042 SA

Smith, Carl B. Elementary grammar : a child's resource book Bloomington, IN : Grayson Bernard, c1991. Call # 372.61 SM

Straus, Jane  The Blue Book of grammar and punctuation  Mill Valley, CA : Bare Bone Company, c1977. Call # 428.2 ST

Strumpf, Michael The grammar bible : everything you always wanted to know about grammar but didn't know whom to ask New York, NY : Holt, c2004. Call # 428.2 ST

Swick, Ed English verbs & essentials of grammar for ESL learners New York, NY : McGraw Hill, c2010. Call # 428.2 SW

Woods, Geraldine English grammar for dummies Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub, c2010. Call # 428.2 WO

E - Books

Devlin, Joseph How to speak and write correctly [electronic resource] / edited by Theodore Waters Duke classics, c2012.

Writing [electronic resource] : grammar, usage, and style Cleveland, OH : Hungry Minds, c2001.

Pilleux, Kelly and Enrique Instant immersion English grammar & pronunciation [electronic resource] Renton, WA : Topics Entertainment, c2003.


English grammar. Program 6, Grammar follies [videorecording] Falls Church, VA : Cerebellum Corp., c2004, c2002. Call # DVD 428.2 ENG

Grammar for all. Learning English grammar [videorecording] : the parts of speech Cerebellum, c2001. Call # DVD 425 GRA

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